On October 14, 2022, to commemorate our 30th anniversary, the Carr Center will open our performing arts studio in midtown Detroit’s historic Park Shelton with the world premiere of New Standards Part 1 of Jazz and Center Justice: Shifting The Narrative. This multimedia installation recognizes and celebrates the female and non-binary jazz artists and composers who have been underrepresented or overlooked by the institution over a 100-year span.

During October and November, the Carr Center, supported by the Erb Family Foundation, will be offering Detroit area Band Directors and instrumental music students two very unique educational and professional development opportunities.

  • Saturday October 15, 2022 : A Professional Development Master Class for Band Directors with Terri Lyne Carrington. This class will be filled on a first come first serve basis with a capacity of 25 directors. This class will include conversations with Ms. Carrington and composers of the works included in Ms. Carrington’s recently published New Standards 101 book and CD. 
  • November 7 – 11 & November 14 – 18   Field trips are planned for high school jazz bands to experience our multi-media exhibition “New Standards”. Tours are at 9:30 am and 12:00 pm. Bus transportation will be subsidized for this 1 ½ hour experience. This tour includes viewing a documentary film about the New Standards CD and book, as well as performances from featured artists; Interactive digital screens/displays; bios of the composers and recordings; Listening stations with QR codes to stream and download songs and other important jazz information, oral histories and other related stories.

Students are encouraged to bring their instruments so they can play with the rhythm section performing New Standards. These school field trips/tours are limited to the first 10 jazz bands to register on a first come, first serve availability basis. 

To register for the  Band Director Master Class click here.

To register your band/class for the field trip click here.